Sorry it took solong to respond--I rearely check this site.Here is what I have: "William McGuffin, a Scotch Irish,came to America in 1783.They left England Sept. 29, 1783.Landed Nov. 28, 1783.Brought his wife, Susannah, and his youngest son James, born July 28, 1782.Left two others sons with their grandparents in Ireland.They were to come over later.Some say there is no record they ever came over, but records have been found of a Hugh McGuffin with some property deals in Pendleton, SC 1803 at the Historical Library in Pendleton, SC.He could be one of the sons left with the grandparents.William settled in Pendleton Dist. around the Old StoneChurch at Clemson, SC.Part of this information is from William's Family Bible dated August 26, 1793.Passed on to his son, James, then to his daughter Mandy Emily Hammonds.It was given to William Hammond Jr. in 1953. Copied by his wife.I received a copy in 1982 from Bruce McGuffin."Mrs. Lester M. McGuffin 1988. Birth date of William is questionable--notes from Jody Bailey, 2001, say 1753 William, Susannah and the boys arrived in AmericaNov. 28, 1783. Ship or place of entry is unknown. Notes say "Copied from McGuffin Bible. William McGuffin, his book, , we landed in America on November 28, 1783, We left England September 29 1783".
From Gordon McGuffin, Aug. 2005: Betty I think what Mann sent you must be from Fred & Wanda McGuffin. Wanda has been working diligently putting together roots for the McGuffin family. I sent her a lot of my data 3 - 4 years ago, much of which is incorporated in her submission. What you have sent is her take on Williams Ancestors - not mine. I think it more likely that his parents were James McGuffin abt 1730 and Rachel Martin. I have 8 children listed and William 1751 (Wm. & Sue) is the eldest at least three others appear to have made it to America. Two of them also came to SC as GUFFIN's Jesse 1752, George 1754 and Jesse's descendants scattered through SC & GA, George's through KY & IN. The basis for most of this is a record of Vestry members for Donaghmore Church Of Ireland that goes back to the 1700's. James 1760 my GtGt Grandfather is also one of James & Rachels sons. I think this construction is far more likely than Wanda's. I have not had time to go through her submission ( I received it from ML also). Good to hear from you. Let me know if you would like more data on James & Rachels family. God Bless.
More Notes: We think James' father was also James m. to Rachel Martin. If so he was probably a resident of Dungannon, County Tyrone. One thing we do know for sure is that our James' father and brothers were Church Wardens in the Donaghmore Parish Church of Ireland in the 1760/80 time frame. Those records are intact. Good luck on you research and please contact me if you want further info or find anything new!